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Lecture Notes in Computer Science

SCI: Scalable Coherent Interface

Architecture and Software for High-Performance Compute Clusters

Editors: Hellwagner, Hermann, Reinefeld, Alexander (Eds.)

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Scalable Coherent Interface (SCI) is an innovative interconnect standard (ANSI/IEEE Std 1596-1992) addressing the high-performance computing and networking domain. This book describes in depth one specific application of SCI: its use as a high-speed interconnection network (often called a system area network, SAN) for compute clusters built from commodity workstation nodes. The editors and authors, coming from both academia and industry, have been instrumental in the SCI standardization process, the development and deployment of SCI adapter cards, switches, fully integrated clusters, and software systems, and are closely involved in various research projects on this important interconnect. This thoroughly cross-reviewed state-of-the-art survey covers the complete hardware/software spectrum of SCI clusters, from the major concepts of SCI, through SCI hardware, networking, and low-level software issues, various programming models and environments, up to tools and application experiences.

Table of contents (36 chapters)

  • SCI and Competitive Interconnects for Cluster Computing

    Hellwagner, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 1-2

  • The SCI Standard and Applications of SCI

    Hellwagner, Hermann

    Pages 3-37

  • A Comparison of Three Gigabit Technologies: SCI, Myrinet and SGI/Cray T3D

    Kurmann, Christian (et al.)

    Pages 39-68

  • SCI Hardware

    Hellwagner, Hermann (et al.)

    Pages 69-70

  • Dolphin SCI Adapter Cards

    Liaaen, Marius Christian (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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eBook $109.00
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Softcover $139.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-540-66696-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
SCI: Scalable Coherent Interface
Book Subtitle
Architecture and Software for High-Performance Compute Clusters
Editors
  • Hermann Hellwagner
  • Alexander Reinefeld
Series Title
Lecture Notes in Computer Science
Series Volume
1734
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-540-47048-9
DOI
10.1007/10704208
Softcover ISBN
978-3-540-66696-7
Series ISSN
0302-9743
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 494
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